More than 44,000 Washington children ages 5-11 have first dose of COVID vaccine

OLYMPIA, Wash. — More than 44,000 Washington children ages 5-11 have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

The Washington State Department of Health said that number was last updated on November 13 and the state is working to make that data available on their online dashboard. 

It has only been two weeks since U.S. health officials approved Pfizer’s kid-size shot for this younger age group. Children ages 12-17 have been approved for the vaccine for several months. 

The latest data show 49.9 percent of Washington children ages 12-15 and 56.7 percent of children ages 16-17 are fully vaccinated. 

Washington’s vaccine data can be found here.

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